What could be the elements, the qualities of a just city? To what extent have they been realized in Hong Kong? What are the economic and social forces, politics, and policies that have shaped Hong Kong as a just (or unjust) city? What strategies can be followed to improve social and spatial justice and what are the institutions that might bring them about? How does justice relate to law? Based on her practice, experience, and observations in a variety of areas including civil society, as lawyer and a former district councilor in Hong Kong, Ada Wong will present the idea of social innovation and discuss spatial justice in Hong Kong.
Ada Wong is a lawyer, educator, civil society figure. She is a strong advocate of social innovation, creative education and cultural development. Ada Wong founded the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture (HKICC), a non-profit cultural organization whose mission is education innovation and a creative civil society. Among other projects, HKICC founded the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity in 2006. In 2010, Wong founded the Make A Difference (MaD) initiative, The Good Lab, platforms for positive changes in society. She was an elected member of the Urban Council and Wan Chai District Council between 1995 and 2008 with the last four years as Chairperson of the Wan Chai District Council. She received her BA (Hons) from Pomona College, California USA, and M Ed from the University of Hong Kong. She is an Honorary Fellow of Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University and The Education University of Hong Kong respectively.